Brussels, 17 May 2019 A new study commissioned by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) and Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) analyses the opportunities to enable a larger introduction of fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) technologies within the European railway market. The study shows significant market potential for FCH technologies in the rail environment. The technology provides a flexible, zero-emission and potentially cost-competitive solution underpinning clear... Read more
The first multi-energy station in Iceland opened today, 15 May 2019, in Reykjavík. The station, built in the framework of the Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME) project, is the third hydrogen station in Iceland, and the first combined station where biomethane, fast charging and hydrogen are all available under the same canopy. The President of Iceland Mr. Guðni Th Jóhannesson inaugurated the station, together with the Chairman of City of Reykjavík‘s Council of Environment and Health, Ms. Líf... Read more
The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to deploy two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. The FLAGSHIPS project contributes in building two new build vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway. In Lyon, a hydrogen push-boat operated by Compagnie Fluvial de Transport (CFT) will serve as a utility vessel on one of its most demanding rivers, the Rhône. In Stavanger, hydrogen is... Read more
Another interesting call funded by the Horizon 2020 is now open where project promoters can seek Technical Assistance for deploying their energy efficiency and sustainable mobility plans around fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) : Aggregation - Project Development Assistance (EE-11). To help you meet the deadline for application (03/09/2019) and provide you with the insights you need to prepare a coherent and competitive project proposal the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-size Enterprises... Read more
Come and join the FCH JU team on 4 May 2019 from 10.00 to 18.00. We will display two of the latest hydrogen-powered cars in front of the European Commission’s Berlaymont building! Visit us to discover how the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are contributing to zero emission, clean transport in Europe’s cities and regions! Our activities will be part of the Research and Innovation family stand. The Open Day of the European Institutions is the ultimate opportunity to explore the... Read more
The FCH JU and the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) will launch their joint “Study on the use of fuel cells and hydrogen in the railway environment” on the occasion of a workshop on Friday 17 May 2019 in Brussels.  The study assesses the state of the art, the business case, the market potential, specific case studies and technical and non-technical barriers to the use of FCH technology in different rail applications.The main conclusions of the study point to a... Read more
Don't miss the deadline! The FCH JU call for proposals 2019 will close at 17:00 CET on 23 April 2019. €80.8 million are available for developing research and demonstration projects in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen (FCH) technologies. 'Hydrogen Valleys' are a priority, and international collaboration is strongly encouraged in this call. We would like to welcome applications to all of the priority areas in this call. Further information: The Call... Read more
The European Commission have announced the Horizon Impact Award, and we would like to encourage all completed FCH JU projects to apply! Horizon Impact Award is dedicated to EU-funded projects whose results have created societal impact across and beyond Europe. The prize acknowledges and rewards the most influential and impactful projects under Horizon 2020, the EU research and innovation programme, and its predecessor, the 7th Framework Programme (FP7, 2007-2013). The contest is open to FP7... Read more
The European Commission has launched the first edition of the RESponsible island prize, which is dedicated to islands with innovative and sustainable local renewable energy production for use in electricity, heating, cooling and transport.   Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: "Islands are perfect test labs for the deployment of innovative energy technologies. I hope this new prize will encourage many islands and other small communities to... Read more
The FCH 2 JU has launched a call for tenders for a study on the 'Opportunities arising from the inclusion of Hydrogen Energy Technologies in the National Energy & Climate Plans'. The current study aims to identify opportunities in terms of jobs, growth, environmental sustainability and energy security through the inclusion of hydrogen energy technologies in the National Energy and Climate Plans, estimating at the same time the financial impact. Hydrogen provides both a mechanism for... Read more